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Emergency Crews across the region prepare for storm’s impact

Emergency personnel across the region report being ready for the impact of the coming weather conditions.

Personnel continue to monitor the projected storm system and potential effects and impact of the wind and wind chill advisories.

First responders have already handled over 20 emergency calls in the first 10 hours of the first storm.

Emergency crews are preparing for the impact with refreezing already being reported particularly in the higher elevation.

911 Emergency Communications Centers remain fully staffed.

All response vehicles are prepared for frozen roads, traffic crashes, cold weather exposures, downed trees and power outages.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is warning of treacherous travel conditions and are prepared for treatments of roads where needed.

Caution is recommended and if possible, wait as late in the day as possible to do any travel.

If possible, remain safe at home and enjoy the holiday weekend.

Join the River 953 in thanking all emergency personnel in sacrificing their holiday to protect and serve us.

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